The 5th Academic Conference of Japanese Society of Community-based Comprehensive Physical Therapy(第5回日本地域理学療法学会学術大会) Guidelines for submission (演題募集要項)


Ⅴ.Abstract Submission

  1. Period for Submission

    Submission Opening at 14:00 on 25th (WED) April 2018
    Submission Closing at 14:00 on 16th (SAT)June 2018
  2. Please attach the abstract (Word) and send it to the following E-mail address.

    Abstract registration E-mail

Ⅵ.Abstracts are invited in the following categories:

Select one from the category specified by the scientific society to which you register your abstract.

□Health Promotion(健康増進)
□Hospital・Nursing facility(病院・施設)
□Social Participation(社会参加)
□Interprefessional Collaboration(多職種連携)

※Duplicate submission, such as the same abstract as in another session or the English translation of other submitted or published original abstract, is NOT allowed.

Ⅶ.[NOTICE] Ethical Approval

  • You must ensure that your research was carried out ethically in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association.
  • In particular, regarding research that may invade privacy or affect human body, please specify that informed consent was obtained from the person in the field [Ethical consideration and Informed consent]
  • Also, if the research is approved by the ethics committee of the organization to which the speakers belong, please describe that in this field. If there is no such description, the abstract may not be adopted.

Ⅷ.Structure of an Abstract

  1. Abstract body [maximum 1200 characters]
  2. Abstract body must be structured with the following headings: 【Background/Purpose】【Methods or Cases】【Results】【Discussion/Conclusion】
    Do not modify the name of any heading.
    In addition, you must enter the field of 【Ethical consideration, Informed consent】This part is NOT included as abstract body so this part does not count in the 1200 characters
    You cannot enter anything other than text (such as charts, movies, audio, etc.).
  3. Keywords
    Use up to 3 words to describe your work.
  4. Maximums number of co-authors and affiliations
    You may enter the name of affiliation for both first author and co-authors. Maximums number of authors’ name that you may enter is totally 10 including first author and co-authors. Maximum number or affiliations that you may enter is totally 5.

Both principle speaker and co-speakers can register their institution. Use the shortest form for the institution name but avoid use of abbreviation. Also, exclude the corporate name and department name. When registering multiple abstracts from the same institution, please unify its name.

Ⅸ.Peer review policy

Abstracts submitted for “The 5th AcademicConference of Japanese Society of  Community-based Comprehensive Physical Therapy" are reviewed under the following peer review policy.

  1. Selection and registration of reviewers
    1. Candidate reviewers will be selected by the member subgroups of the Japanese Society of Physical Therapy Association, mainly from specialized physical therapists approved by the Japanese Physical Therapy Association considering their experience.
    2. A person who accepts registration as a reviewer selects subdivisions that he/she can review in the acceptance procedure.
  2. Reviewer allocation
    1. 3 reviewers peer review one submitted abstract.
    2. A reviewer will not be allocated to the abstract of which the reviewer is the speaker (both principle and co-speaker) as well as the abstract submitted from the institution to which the reviewer belongs.
  3. Peer review criteria
    1. Grading: The reviewers score an abstract based on the 5 criteria. The criteria are as the follows. 
      1. "Background and purpose": Are the necessity and the contribution of a study and the report described?
      2. "Methods" or "Case": Selected method and subject have a validation for achieving the aim and scope.
      3. "Results": Are objective data shown clearly? Is it shown important clinical suggestion?
      4. "Discussion and Conclusion": Is it summarized simply? Are there not the over speculation of the logic and the interpretation?
      5. General: Is it contained novel and relevant?
    2. Abstracts with a serious problem in study method and ethics, review is inapplicable.
    3. Subject Classification: The member subgroup decides whether the subdivision classification is appropriate.
    4. Comment: the whole impression and advice etc. can be described in free-writing form.
  4. Acceptance / Rejection
    Acceptance or Rejection will be decided by the academic conference director in the end after the review by the preparation committee.

Please note if you do not agree with the peer review policy, you cannot register your abstracts

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